Pas de Deux Photo,LLC  is a professional organization for dance photographers.  Our mission is to support dance photography by providing education and community to photographers, dance studios and companies, and dancers. Pas de Deux is a big supporter of small business, entrepreneurs, freelancers and hobbyists. This group includes photographers working with local dance studios doing volume portrait sessions as well as those working with metropolitan companies and focusing on individual portraiture - and those doing both of these!

Our Name

The name Pas de Deux Photo comes obviously from the dance term, pas de deux, which in essence means a dance with two partners.  When photographers and dancers are on a photo session, their work is truly collaborative, much like a pas de deux.  There is an exchange of ideas and information as the photos are taken.  And so the name was born.

Partnerships are a key to successful dance photos.  Dance photographers partner not only with dancers, but also with dance studios, dance teams, and dance companies.  Our work brings together artists and the collaboration of small business owners.

What We Do

Annual Conference


rticles on technique, new ideas, building their portfolio and managing the business side of things.

Facebook group 

Our FB group is a great place for inspiration, ideas, feedback and friendship.  You can take this link and request to join.  Pas de Deux Facebook group.



We hope you sign up for our newsletters so you can remain apprised of anything going on in the dance photography community, and we'd love to have you involved in the community forums. 

Join us for a webinar, sign up for an upcoming workshop or conference, or come make friends on the

Beth and I have a 3,250 sq foot studio in Crystal Lake, IL, with two permanent dance floors.  We began shooting dance  in 2009 and often scoured the internet for resources such as what we're offering here at Pas de Deux Photo, but found little available on dance photography.  We grew our business rather blindly, and we want to help any other aspiring dance photographers at whatever level of experience and skill that they're at.

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For all Inquiries, Please Email: ron@pasdedeuxphoto.com or call 815-893-6822